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Meet the Baron (1933)

Passed | | Comedy | 20 October 1933 (USA)
The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. ... See full summary »

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Jack Pearl ...
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Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen
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Zasu - Upstairs Maid
Ted Healy ...
Head Janitor and His Stooges
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Dean Primrose
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls ...
Dancers
Henry Kolker ...
William B. Davidson ...
General Broadcasting Representative
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A Stooge
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A Stooge
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A Stooge (as Jerry Howard)
Ben Bard ...
'Charley'
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Storyline

The famous Baron Munchausen dumps two dimwits in the African jungle. A rescue team mistakes one of them for the missing Baron, and returns them to the US, where they're greeted as heroes. While giving a speech at a college, the "Baron" falls for a pretty girl, gets tangled up with a trio of nutty janitors and faces being exposed as a phony. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The Greatest Screen and Radio Scream Ever!

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20 October 1933 (USA)  »

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The Big Liar  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The opening credits list one of The Three Stooges as Jerry Howard ; this was "Curley", more familiarly known as Curly Howard. See more »

Quotes

The Famous Baron Munchausen of the Air: Did I have dinner tonight?
Joe McGoo - the Favorite 'Schnozzle' of the Screen: What a question, did you have dinner tonight? You ate 12 courses, not counting the cutlery!
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With The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Girls (on movie's poster). See more »

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References Okay America! (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got to Sing a Torch Song
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung a bit by the Statue of Liberty
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Early Three Stooges film work is the main reason I wanted to watch Meet the Baron
9 May 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

After years of seeing the Ted Healy & His Stooges sequences of this movie on the VHS tape "The Lost Stooges", I just finally watched the whole movie of Meet the Baron. It stars Jack Pearl as the title character who tells tales that can't be believed. Jimmy Durante provides support as his manager, Edna Mae Oliver is the dean of a girls college, and Zazu Pitts is a maid. As for Ted Healy with Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Jerry (Curly) Howard, they're plumbers sent to get water back in operation so the female students can continue showering. You know this was a pre-Code movie when you see various nude (though strategically covered with water) ladies singing while showering! Overall, the Stooges were perhaps the funniest parts of the movie with some amusing lines from Pearl, Durante, Oliver, and Pitts. Not really hilarious all the way through but Meet the Baron had some good moments. P.S. I wonder if Herman J. Mankiewicz got the Rosebud name that became a part of a classic he co-wrote called Citizen Kane from this film which he also had a hand in writing and in which the mule is called by that name!


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